Joe Biden: a report card on the US president's first year in office
By Clodagh Harrington, Associate Professor of American Politics, De Montfort University
Alex Waddan, Associate Professor in American Politics and American Foreign Policy, University of Leicester
When Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president in January 2021, 51.3% of American voters heaved a sigh of relief – along with much of the world. After four tumultuous and unscripted years of Donald Trump, restoration of calm via his experienced successor seemed welcome. And if Biden was known for a propensity to sometimes misspeak, it seemed little more than a quaint shortcoming, certainly compared with the previous occupant of the White House.
Fast forward to the first anniversary…
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- Monday, January 24, 2022